So Thailand is certainly different than America…different foods, different culture, different language, different people, different religion, etc, etc…
But different does not mean it is bad. I thought Bangkok would be neighborhoods, not skyscrapers. I also thought there would be a lot more American food, since Bangkok is so big. They do have American restaurants, but sometimes I am craving Chick-Fil-A like crazy, or some good Red Lobster Biscuits.
The language is pretty cool even though it can drive you BONKERS!!! Right now, I am learning how to read and write, and sometimes it can be the most frustrating thing in the world. But, it has probably been my favorite thing to learn so far, even though my throat hurts really bad after reading. Speaking is pretty cool, too, except if you use the wrong tone, you could totally offend someone or say a bad word (like I accidentally did).
Probably the thing I dislike the MOST is the…FOOD!!! Yes, I have psyched myself out of eating Thai food. I usually eat it every Sunday at church, unless it is way too spicy, and Thai people do like their food spicy! I guess I will have to get over that…and seafood. I have never liked seafood or spicy in my life. I have eaten shrimp on occasion, but other than that, I do not like seafood.
It is fun to make Thai friends. Right now, though, we live in a mainly Japanese condo. I can only say hello in Japanese, so I am not conversational in that language. We are moving next month to a more Thai area, so that should be nice. I just hope I do not make a fool out of myself when I try to speak Thai, but I will have to get over that as well.
So, Thailand is not bad. It is not America, but I still like it here. I enjoy the friendly people, even though it is sad that they do not know God. That is Who we are here to tell them about!
Hi! My name is Rachael and I am a child of God. I was saved from sin and all its bondage at the age of 21. I am married to an incredible man. He constantly challenges me to grow closer to my Saviour. We have three beautiful children that love the Lord. Currently, our family is preparing to go to Thailand as missionaries.